Mercer University

Macon, GA

Mercer University

Macon, GA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$36,894

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
55%
18-23
15%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,736
Declined 1,298
Total Received 5,034
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Private

3,401

undergraduate students

3,875

graduate students

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150-acre campus in Macon (population: 153,095), 85 miles south of Atlanta; branch campus in Atlanta. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA
31207-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Mercer Madness
  • Homecoming
  • Bearstock
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
55%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.98

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,736
Declined 1,298
Total Received 5,034

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

interview
class rank
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Sand volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Science
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Human Services, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Public Health/International Health
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Music, Other
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Technical and Scientific Communication
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

7,276

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

47%

3,401
students

Female
54%
1,850

Male
46%
1,551

53%

3,875
students

Female
67%
2,579

Male
33%
1,296

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,335
students

Female
55%
1,823

Male
45%
1,512

2%

66
students

Female
41%
27

Male
59%
39

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

78

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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